The grid-iron street pattern, so typical of French garrison towns in the Sahara, makes orientation simple. The main road, Avenue Moulay Ali Cherif, leads down to the new bridge over the Oued Ziz, after which it becomes Avenue el Massira. The gare routière (T035-572024) is on the right in the town centre as you head east.
There are several buses a day for Erfoud and Rissani (two hours), Midelt (three hours), Tineghir (3½ hours), Fès (nine hours) and Meknès (eight hours), and one each morning to Figuig (eight hours). There are frequent grands taxis to Erfoud and Meski, Goulmima and Tinejdad, from the taxi rank opposite the bus station.
Leave from the bus station off Av Mohammed V, T035-572760. Early morning departure for the long ride to Figuig. There are also buses to Casablanca, Marrakech and Meknès.